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...i bought Iris off the lot in January. I was washing her this past saturday when i noticed two small chips in the paint on the hood, looks like just regular small rocks or something chipped it through normal wear and tear. my wife keeps telling me that it was bound to happen after 8 months, but it's killing me!!!

i used some touch up paint from the dealership, of course it doesn't match perfectly. what can you do??? the front end "bra" is already ordered at the dealership and it should come in any day now to avoid problems like this in the future.

anyone have any advice on anything i can do or care to commiserate with me?

i just wanted the car to stay perfect forever i guess.
 

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Should have gotten the 3M Paint Protection Film installed on your car the first thing and you wouldn't have this problem now.....:rolleyes:
 

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dumb question-

that stuff really works???
 

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I would never put that 3M film stuff on my car. Besides the fact it is expensive, it shows where every little rock has hit it via little dimples and sometimes craters. Plus, it looks like crap on certain color cars. You will need to replace it on a regular basis (again, expensive) so your hood doesn't look like the surface of the moon. :eyepoppin Stick with the bra for highway runs. My .02 cents.
 

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I drive about 50 mi a day, but I can't bring myself to put one of the bras on my car - clear or otherwise. I saw a chip repair kit from a company called Norton on a speed channel show a while back, but it's not listed on their website. It came with a little sponge thing that various pads velcroed onto. The idea was similar to the Langka one, but it had the neat gadget for polishing. Anybody else seen this??
 

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I drive about 50 mi a day, but I can't bring myself to put one of the bras on my car - clear or otherwise. I saw a chip repair kit from a company called Norton on a speed channel show a while back, but it's not listed on their website. It came with a little sponge thing that various pads velcroed onto. The idea was similar to the Langka one, but it had the neat gadget for polishing. Anybody else seen this??
google is your friend:

http://www.dreamcargarage.com/plog/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=37&blogId=1

it has a phone # to order. now my only question is, do i buy this or the langka???
 

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Dang! I checked the dream car garage site about a month ago, and couldn't find it. Googled it for a whole afternoon!! (That sounds kind of shady....)


Thanks!
 

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Paint Chips Galore

Everytime I wash my 05 Mustang Torch Red GT, I find more scratches and chips from rocks. I drive it all the time, and here in NY with all the trucks and rocks, etc, it's bound to happen. I got the car in Feb 05. The worst scratch happened at work while it was parked. I even found a chip the other day on the side of the door where the curve goes up - just maddening! I got the Lanka paint repair kit and ordered paint a month ago, and it does match the color pretty well. I just haven't been able to get the painted area smooth enough to hide it well, so I haven't applied the clearcoat yet. I'm sure I'll get pretty good at it, with all the chips I'm getting!
 

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I would avoid using a bra (both on cars and chics:eyepoppin ). I found that with the bra's the front end gets scratched up far worse than it would have with just rock chips. Grit gets between the bra and the paint and then when it flaps and shifts around at speed its just like rubbing sandpaper all over your beautiful new ride. Just my 2 cents, others may have had different expeinces with them.
 
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